Old Idol Judge Dishes New

Paula Abdul wishes Ellen DeGeneres the "best of luck." The former American Idol judge was sending the newest American Idol judge good fortune -- despite what tabloid reports may be hoping.

Paula Abdul wishes Ellen the best in her usual wayAbdul Twittered her announcement that she was leaving American Idol, so why shouldn't she Tweet her response to Fox hiring Ellen as her replacement.

"I think Ellen will b a gr8 judge on Idol," Abdul said in her September 10 Tweet. "She is wildly funny, talented and I wish her the best of luck!"

When the Ellen DeGeneres being cast on American Idol news broke, the first thing that came to mind is how much Ellen adores dancing. Although she cannot sing, her dancing movements to the musical interpretation -- as she does everyday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show -- will provide a certain amount of advice for the stiff-moving American Idol contestants that litter the Idol stage.

DeGeneres is also not shy in saying how she will handle the big, bad, American Idol wolf in Simon Cowell.

"I'll tell him the same thing I tell him when he's on my show -- that he's mean," DeGeneres said. "You can be constructive, and you can criticize someone in a way that's helpful and not mean-spirited."

Ellen is joining AI!It took barely 24 hours for Abdul to respond to the Fox casting of DeGeneres. The talk show host is also quite sensitive to the fact that the perception may exist that she is taking Abdul's job. A notion, she wants to cease.

I hope Paula is OK with it," DeGeneres said to American Idol Ryan Seacrest. "I don't want anybody to think that I took Paula's job away."

Judging by Abdul's quick response – no on will believe Ellen took Paula's job.

…or do you?

And if you believe that Ellen is everywhere, that is truly the case. "Yesterday I took a bagging job at Whole Foods," DeGeneres joked to Seacrest. "I'm trying to keep up with you."

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Comments on "Paula Abdul on Ellen DeGeneres joining Idol"

patgalca September 15, 2009 | 11:02 AM

Ellen CAN'T sing? Have you heard her? There is an excellent spot from Ellen's show where she sang a duet with Josh Groban. Ellen CAN sing! She just thinks she can't.

hana September 11, 2009 | 8:20 PM

Sure! Why not? It's a big-plug for Idol and a big-plug for Ellen. (And if anyone needs a big-plug, isn't it good old Ellen? Her show gets suckier all the time with the stupid games she's been doing since the last writer's strike.) ELLEN, of all people knows how the personal can get political. "So what" if she rides in on the tails of Paul Abdul? Who Cares? Paula will just get a life and move on, right? In the same way Rosie O'Donell did, and any other female who's stood up for herself in Hollywood. Simon Cowell is one of the biggest misogynists in the business, with Ellen there now, to "kiss it".

zingloo September 11, 2009 | 6:24 PM

Oh great. 1st we get Kara, who's so uptight you could throw her sticks and she'd break them in two with her teeth. Now we lose Paula to Ellen DeGenerate. Why can't our show have hots/sweet girls like Britain's got talent? Paula paved the way, but then we took a wrong turn somewhere.

zingloo September 11, 2009 | 6:24 PM

Oh great. 1st we get Kara, who's so uptight you could throw her sticks and she'd break them in two with her teeth. Now we lose Paula to Ellen DeGenerate. Why can't our show have hots/sweet girls like Britain's got talent? Paula paved the way, but then we took a wrong turn somewhere.

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